What health indicators are public health problems?

Healthy People 2010 Objectives* Related to PNSS
  • Reduce the pregnancies among adolescent females (15 to 17 years) to 46 pregnancies per 1,000. (9-7)
  • Increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive prenatal care in the first trimester to 90 percent. (16-6)
  • Reduce very low birthweight to 0.9 percent. (1610a)
  • Reduce low birthweight to 5 percent. (1610b)
  • Reduce preterm births to 7.6 percent. (16-11)
  • Increase the proportion of women who gain the recommended weight during pregnancy. (Developmental 16-12)
  • Increase the proportion of pregnancies begun with an optimum  folic acid level to 80 percent. (16-16)
  • Increase the proportion of women who breastfeed their infants during the early postpartum period to 75 percent. (16-19)
  • Reduce the prevalence of anemia in low-income pregnant females in their third trimester to 20 percent. (19-13)
  • Reduce the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in pregnant females. (Developmental 19-14)

* The objective number follows the objective.